IMPLEMENTATION OF THE STRATEGIC PLAN FOR FEDERAL RESEARCH AND MONITORING OF OCEAN ACIDIFICATION Activities Released
The Implementation of the Strategic Plan for Federal Research and Monitoring of Ocean Acidification was released December 2016. This Implementation Plan represents a summary of current, planned, and prioritized Federal activities. The National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) released the Strategic Plan for Federal Research and Monitoring of Ocean Acidification (Strategic Research Plan) in 2014 as part of the Federal government’s fulfillment of the Federal Ocean Acidification Research and Monitoring Act of 2009 (FOARAM Act, P.L. 111-11, Subtitle D). The Strategic Research Plan, which was prepared by the Interagency Working Group on Ocean Acidification (IWG-OA) under the NSTC Subcommittee on Ocean Science and Technology, outlines what research and information dissemination efforts the Federal government should undertake to guide its response to ocean acidification (OA). Federal agency members of the IWG-OA work to align agency activities with the research activities outlined in the Strategic Research Plan and achieve complementarity among agencies, with the aim of meeting all of the goals of the Strategic Research Plan. To aid this process, the IWG-OA developed this informal Implementation Plan for the Strategic Research Plan.